Community Priority Evaluation

  • No, .kids isn’t a community either

    … DotKids Foundation has comprehensively lost is .kids Community Priority Evaluation. The company’s CPE results came out at the weekend (pdf), showing a score of 6 out of the 16 available points, a long way short of the 14-point passing score. Like other “community” new gTLD bids before it, .kids failed because the Economist Intelligence Unit…

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  • DotMusic fails the “not gay enough” community test

    … DotMusic’s Community Priority Evaluation for the .music gTLD has failed, after the CPE panel decided the company was just trying to exploit ICANN rules to get its hands on a valuable string. In a decision (pdf) published last night, the company score 10 of the available 16 points, four points shy of a passing score. The panel wrote: The Panel…

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  • “We’re not homophobic!” ICANN pleads as it throws out .gay appeal

    … ICANN has refused dotgay LLC’s latest appeal against adverse .gay decisions, and has taken the unusual step of preemptively defending itself against probably inevitable accusations from gay right groups. On Monday, the Board Governance Committee threw out dotgay’s Request for Reconsideration, in which the company had asked for a third crack…

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  • Radiohead backs .music community bid

    … is not entirely clear from O’Brien’s letter. After .music launches, there will still be hundreds of other TLDs that do not have DotMusic’s rules in place. It’s also unlikely that the Economist Intelligence Unit, which is currently handling the CPE, will even see O’Brien’s letter. ICANN told DotMusic (pdf) recently that the EIU “may not consider” any…

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  • .gay applicant appeals community loss, again

    … dotgay LLC has appealed its Community Priority Evaluation defeat again, filing a new Request for Reconsideration with ICANN this week. It’s an unprecedented second use of the RfR process to appeal its CPE loss, in which the Economist Intelligence Unit panel decided the applicant’s definition of “gay” was far too broad to award dotgay enough…

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  • .gay flunks community review for second time

    … dotgay LLC has failed in its bid to eliminate its competitors for the new gTLD .gay for the second time. After an unprecedented re-run of its Community Priority Evaluation, the applicant scored just 10 out of the 16 available points. That’s exactly the same as it scored the first time around, still four points short of success. For the second…

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  • Two .cpa applicants lose CPE

    … Two applicants that applied for the gTLD .cpa as a “Community” have lost their Community Priority Evaluations. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants scored 11 points out of 16, CPA Australia scored 12. While relatively high scores for CPE, they both failed to pass the 14-point winning threshold. The string, which stands…

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  • .music applicant caught using bogus Wikipedia page

    … DotMusic Limited, the .music applicant founded by Constantine Roussos, is using a highly suspicious Wikipedia page in its attempt to win the .music contention set. The applicant and many supporters have been citing the Wikipedia “music community” page in support of DotMusic’s ongoing Community Priority Evaluation, despite the fact that the page…

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  • .gay is gay enough after all? ICANN overturns community panel decision

    … aside, and that the EIU shall identify two different evaluators to perform a new CPE for the Application The successful RfR appears to be based on a technicality, and may have no lasting impact on the .gay contention set. Under the EIU’s process rules: “With few exceptions, verification emails are sent to every entity that has sent a letter(s…

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  • Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

    … consensual sexual relationships. The Gay Community has also been referred to using the acronym LGBT, and sometimes the more inclusive LGBTQIA. The most common and globally understood term – used both by members of the Gay Community and in the world at large – is however “Gay”. Dotgay lost the 4 points it needed to pass the CPE almost entirely because…

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  • Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD

    … An applicant for .gay has lost its chance to get exclusive rights to the new gTLD, partly because the self-defined gay community it wants to represent is not “gay” enough. Dotgay LLC is one of four applicants, and the only “Community” applicant under ICANN rules, for .gay. But the company yesterday failed in its attempt to pass a Community…

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  • Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel

    … applicant could pass CPE, but it’s looking even less likely for DotMusic after today’s result for Far Further. .music, it seems, is heading to auction, where it is likely to fetch big bucks. Related posts: Roussos loses last .music LRO RIAA backs .music new gTLD bid Community panel hands .radio to EBU because nobody objected …

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  • Community panel hands .radio to EBU because nobody objected

    … managed to win, under ICANN’s complex scoring system, despite the fact that the CPE panel ruled that no one entity, not even the EBU, can claim to represent the “radio” community. The win means that Donuts, Afilias and BRS Media, which all applied for open .radio gTLDs, will likely have to withdraw their bids and leave .radio in the hands of the EBU’s…

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  • .hotel avoids auction with CPE win

    … A new gTLD applicant backed by the hotel industry has won a Community Priority Evaluation, meaning it gets to automatically win the .hotel contention set without going to auction. If the decision stands, no fewer than six rival applicants for the string — including the likes of Donuts, Radix, Famous Four and Minds + Machines — are going to have…

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